Persian Poetry

PERSIAN 5602: Persian Poetry

Selected topics in Persian poetry, concentrating primarily on the medieval poetic narrative, as exemplified by epic, romance, and the mystical/didactic poem. Prereq: 3101, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 5 completions.

This course seeks to familiarize students whose command of Persian is at an advanced level with the major genres of both classical and modern Persian poetry. Students who have in the lower level courses read excerpts chosen largely for their degree of difficulty will read entire works, or major portions of such works, chosen for their literary quality and for their seminal influence in genre and style. Students will increase their fluency in reading and learn to exercise an enhanced facility in the language.
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